Thailand 's economy has recovered but its exports have remained weak due to slow global recovery.

The country’s exports fell 0.85 percent to 18.89 billion USD in July and 0.42 percent to 131.6 billion USD in the first seven months, according to the Commerce Ministry.

Deputy Director-General of the International Trade Promotion Department Duangkamol Jiambutr said the weak performance was due to lower export of gold, fuel, and also some agricultural and industrial products, mainly rubber and rubber products.

The slowdown in recovery of global economy and China 's policy to rely less on international trade also affected Thailand ’s exports, she said.

It is expected that exports from the country should return to normal in August as exporters give positive indications.-VNA